Volkswagen (VW) Altas Tanoak Concept Pickup

VW and Ford Form Alliance, Start With Developing Commercial Vehicles

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite plenty of chatter about US President Donald Trump looking at ways to keep German vehicles out of the U.S., German automaker Volkswagen (VW) isn’t showing any sign of fear as it was revealed on Tuesday that the company would be entering into an alliance with American automaker Ford to …

Sources: Volkswagen

Photo: Volkswagen AG

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Uber JUMP set to launch in Berlin and Munich by summer's end

Uber’s German Persistance Continues With JUMP Electric Bike-Sharing

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As Uber tried to bring its successful ride-hailing service to Europe over the last several years, the American company has faced battle after battle with local governments pushing back. Germany has been towards the top of the company’s enemy list — only Berlin and Munich remain service areas — but …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: Uber JUMP

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Mercedes-Benz Collection

Would You Spend $1,095/Mo to Drive a New Mercedes Every Week?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It seems as though the days of owning anything will soon be a thing of the past as more of our daily lives are becoming subscription services, and while the auto industry has had its toes in the water for some time with leasable cars, German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is …

Sources: Mercedes-Benz Collection

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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HelloFresh

Berlin’s HelloFresh Proves Its U.S. Meal Kit Dominance Is As Fresh As Ever

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With busy lifestyles and the desire to eat healthy becoming the norm, there has been a fast rise in startups looking to solve that problem with healthy and easy to assemble meal kits delivered to the door. When Germany’s HelloFresh entered into the lucrative US market in 2012, it was …

Sources: HelloFresh

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Crashed Cases by Volkswagen

Can Volkswagen’s ‘Crashed Cases’ Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’ Volkswagen is trying a new approach to reducing accidents caused by distracted drivers looking at their phones, introducing special phone cases made out of the exteriors of cars that crashed doing just that. The “Crashed Cases” program is part of a new campaign in Sweden after it was found …

Sources: Crashed Cases, Adweek

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Shoppers at Swiss Lidl stores can now light up with cannabis

Lidl Shoppers Add Cannabis to Their Shopping List

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Lidl has been lighting up social media this week and the reason has little to do with the discounted grocery prices they are most famously known for. Instead, it is the chains decision to add smokable cannabis to the shelves of select stores just outside of the German border …

Sources: Lidl

Photos by Dylan Fout on Unsplash, Lidl

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Toys"R"Us stores get lifeline in Germany

Toys”R”Us Turns Green in Germany As Ireland’s Smyths Toys Buys Stores

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Toys”R”Us may be closing all of their stores in the US, but in Germany, fans of the once popular toy chain got some good news over the weekend when Irish toy group Smyths Toys announced it had signed an agreement to acquire all 93 stores across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. …

Sources: Toys”R”Us

Photo: Mike Mozart

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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CloudRain turns your garden smart

CloudRain Wants to Take the Smart Home Outside and Into Your Garden

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you’re like me and aren’t anywhere close to having a green thumb, gardening is the last thing you want to think about. But a startup based in Dusseldorf, Germany is hoping that their new CloudRain system can change our minds by expanding the growing smart home trend outside and …

Sources: CloudRain

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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BMW's self-driving car plans move ahead

BMW Unfazed by Uber Accident, Plans to Double Self-Driving Car Fleet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Announcing plans to double your autonomous car program just days after one of Uber’s self-driving cars fatally struck a woman may seem like bad timing, but Germany’s BMW did just that, making it clear that their plans are moving ahead at full speed. “Our estimation about autonomous driving technology remains …

Sources: Reuters

Photo: BMW Group

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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KFC location in Bielfeld, Germany

KFC Fries Up Major German Expansion Plans

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been making news for facing a chicken and gravy shortage in the UK, but that hurdle isn’t getting in the way of the fast food chain’s plans to continue expanding in Europe. The company announced on Friday that it will triple the number of German …

Sources: Spiegel

Photos: KFC

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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